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March 29, 2018

By Peter Tyler

POGO Staff Visit Key Disaster Response Warehouse



POGO Senior Policy Analyst Peter Tyler visits a Frederick, Maryland FEMA facility. On March 9th, POGO staff visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response warehouse located in Frederick, Maryland. The current network of warehouses delivers supplies to disaster victims, but recent disasters show the need to greatly incr

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 26, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Shortsighted on Oversight



Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz, in front of a recent tweet by President Trump. The President’s tweeted criticism of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s involvement in an investigation into possible wrongdoing by agency officials, and Congressional calls for an additional special counsel, show the need for more understanding

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 23, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Unworthy Tribute: FEMA Contract Raises Disaster Preparedness Concerns



Puerto Ricans recieving food, water, and medical supplies after Huricane Maria. The failure of a small, inexperienced company to deliver meals to Puerto Rico disaster survivors highlights the need for improved federal contracting.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 22, 2018

By Nick Schwellenbach

DHS Showdown with Watchdog Over Travel Ban Report Partially Resolved



DHS OIG Redacted Report OTG POGO The Department of Homeland Security and its Office of Inspector General moved beyond an impasse over the public issuance of a report on the Department’s bungled rollout of President Trump’s travel ban. But parts of the report are still veiled in secrecy.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 19, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Record-Breaking National Disaster Recovery Budget Should Include Ample Oversight



Puerto Rico flooded Recovery from the 2017 hurricanes will mean tens of billions of dollars in federal disaster spending. Oversight of such large amounts will be vital, and providing adequate funds for that oversight will ensure that the recovery money is effectively spent, a

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Topics: Government Accountability

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